Bob Sheppard NPR's Melissa Block has a profile of Bob Sheppard, who for 46 years has been the public address announcer at Yankee Stadium. It might not seem like much - announcing the starting lineup, the batters as they come to the plate, calming down obstreperous fans... but Sheppard, a long-time speech teacher, has what has been called the most distinctive voice in baseball: elegant, patrician, measured, and never "pumped up" like many of the newer announcers.

Bob Sheppard

Bob Sheppard

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NPR's Melissa Block has a profile of Bob Sheppard, who for 46 years has been the public address announcer at Yankee Stadium. It might not seem like much - announcing the starting lineup, the batters as they come to the plate, calming down obstreperous fans... but Sheppard, a long-time speech teacher, has what has been called the most distinctive voice in baseball: elegant, patrician, measured, and never "pumped up" like many of the newer announcers.